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Oral history interview with Blanka Rothschild

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0307 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0057

Blanka Rothschild, born August 19, 1922 in Łódź, Poland, discusses her forced labor in Wittenberg and her acts of sabotage; being beaten as Allied forces entered Wittenberg; her difficult experiences during liberation; the behavior of Russian soldiers towards women; going back to Poland; Polish citizens’ attitude towards returning Jews; traveling to Germany; daily life in Germany; immigrating to the United States; living with family members in Detroit, MI; moving to New Jersey; her survivor’s guilt; her religious identity; getting married and starting a family; how her wartime experiences affected the way she raised her daughter; her views on Israel; sharing her Holocaust experiences with groups of people; why it is important to speak out about the Holocaust; and her feelings on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Rothschild, Blanka
Beyer, Regine
interview:  1999 July 13
Oral histories.
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:09:48
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